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The youth football championships return to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Georgia State High School Association (GHSA) has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) and the Atlanta Falcons to bring the boys and girls state championship games to the stadium. This three-year contract will begin in 2023.

GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines said, “Bringing the football championships back to MBS allows our student-athletes to compete in the best venue anywhere and will provide an experience for our athletes and fans that will be second to none.”

By 2023, Georgia is projected to have more than 36,000 high school participants. Georgia had 29 high school players drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, second only to Texas.

The Atlanta Falcons and the GHSA have a long-standing relationship in supporting boys’ soccer. In 2018, the Falcons and the Arthur M. Blanco Family Foundation successfully worked to expand the offering of girls soccer throughout the state. In 2019, in partnership with the GHSA, athletic directors, coaches and players from local high schools, girls’ flag football became a sanctioned sport in Georgia and is now played in more than 250 high schools across the state.

Atlanta Falcons CEO and President Rich McKay said youth sports have always been a priority for the Atlanta Falcons. “This announcement is a testament to the coordinated efforts of many and we are excited to continue to support and grow the sport we all love.”

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The youth football championships return to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The Georgia State High School Association (GHSA) has partnered with Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) and the Atlanta Falcons to bring the boys and girls state championship games to the stadium. This three-year contract will begin in 2023.

GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines said, “Bringing the football championships back to MBS allows our student-athletes to compete in the best venue anywhere and will provide an experience for our athletes and fans that will be second to none.”

By 2023, Georgia is projected to have more than 36,000 high school participants. Georgia had 29 high school players drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, second only to Texas.

The Atlanta Falcons and the GHSA have a long-standing relationship in supporting boys’ soccer. In 2018, the Falcons and the Arthur M. Blanco Family Foundation successfully worked to expand the offering of girls soccer throughout the state. In 2019, in partnership with the GHSA, athletic directors, coaches and players from local high schools, girls’ flag football became a sanctioned sport in Georgia and is now played in more than 250 high schools across the state.

Atlanta Falcons CEO and President Rich McKay said youth sports have always been a priority for the Atlanta Falcons. “This announcement is a testament to the coordinated efforts of many and we are excited to continue to support and grow the sport we all love.”

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